Mrs. Hamalai
Mrs. Hamalai

EFCC Academy Appoints New Female Boss

Austin Papi

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Hamalai as Chairman of the EFCC academy. She will succeed David Tukura who recently resigned his position.

Mrs. Hamalai expressed her joy and readiness to contribute her quota towards the advancement of the academy.

She said:

“One of the hallmarks of success is for you to tune yourselves with the adequate knowledge you need in order to excel in your profession. The Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has a lot of targets and milestones he desires to achieve and will need so much from us to accomplish those aspirations. We all have to work hard to achieve that.”

Mrs. Hamalai retired in May as the Director-General, National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), before she joined the Policy Analysis and Research Project, PARP, as a Project Coordinator in 2004 and served there until 2011, when she became the pioneer Director General of National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), following the re-establishment of the NILDS as a knowledge-management organ of the National Assembly.

Mrs. Hamalai had previously served two terms as the Director General of the Institute, NILDS, from 2011 to 2019, under the 7th and the 8th National Assembly. She is appointed to replace Mr. Tukura who handed in his resignation in order to pursue a new role as the paramount ruler of his home community in Nasarawa.

“I realised that being a paramount ruler of my homeland will not conform to my assignment here as the Commandant of the EFCC Academy,” Mr. Tukura announced.

Mr. Tukura was first appointed Director of EFCC Academy in May 2006, when it was formerly known as the Training and Research Institute of the EFCC. He was Director of Policy Planning and Statistics (DPPS) 2012, and reappointed the Commandant of the Academy in 2017, where he served until his voluntary retirement on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

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